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Festival Review: NummiRock 2018: Mid-?Summer? Festival???

 

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Nummirock is one the longest running festivals here in Finland and from what one of the festival goers told me, it has been going since the 1920’s.  Of course, it was not always metal festival, it originally was a jazz and traditional music festival and in the late 70’s and 80’s it transitioned into the hard rock metal festival it is today.

So, this would be the first year I was going to get to personally attend the festival and at mid-summer.  So, I was hoping for nice weather and great music…well…the music part came through.

Only in Finland will mid-summer be in the teens, windy and rainy…woo-hoo break out the Bermuda shorts and take off the t-shirts baby!!!!!  Well despite all this the line up here for Nummirock was strong and getting to see Sodom and Saxon live for the first time was also a special treat for me.  Also, I got a few pleasant surprises from some bands which I will detail in my summary of each band below.  So, as I get over my pneumonia please enjoy the review! Continue reading Festival Review: NummiRock 2018: Mid-?Summer? Festival???

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Troubleshot debut EP ”Revive” is out

Dutch heavy metal act, Troubleshot, presents their debut EP Revive, which is out today.

Troubleshot was founded by basplayer Marijn Galis in 2011. Back then only member of the band. A 3-song EP was released on Soundcloud but the project winded up in the fridge again until summer of 2016. New members were found and the project Troubleshot evolved into a real band! With this official first line up they started writing material for a debut album and of course to perform live. Short pointy rock songs with a hint of metal. And not a typical male growling voice behind the mic but female singer Frankie Who. A cool combination of heavy music and melodic singing.

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https://www.facebook.com/troubleshotband

Listen to the EP on:
Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/us/album/56709612
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/2VsAsLO6hckToT0Imptkgf
Google play: https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Troubleshot_Revive

Music Review: Midnight Album: Sweet Death and Ecstasy

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Available: NOW

Label: Hells Headbangers

Official Websites

https://www.facebook.com/Midnight-87909491643/

http://totalmidnight.webs.com/

 

It seems Cleveland, Ohio has a very deep underground metal movement which is helped out by the locally based label Hells Headbangers.  While Hells Headbangers normally deals in a lot of extreme metal bands, I really admire the fact that they seem like a close knit group who are passionate about the metal genre.  While I am not typically an extreme metal fan the label does make efforts to include other bands of other genres that are either trying to get started or may be in danger of being lost to time.  As a result I sometimes find nice hidden gems among the promos I get sent to me from them. Continue reading Music Review: Midnight Album: Sweet Death and Ecstasy